Build fundamental basketball skills and have a blast playing games at Riverdale’s 7th Annual Summer Basketball Camp. Drills will focus on building muscle memory, shooting, dribbling, ball handling, passing and playing defense.
June 5 – Live Music and Food at the RGS Commons for Everyone 3:00–7:00 PM
Musical Performance by Collective Nation, a 6-piece Top 40/Pop Dance cover band. Food provided by Mando’s Food Truck(@mandospdx1) Voted Top 3 Food Cart/ Truck and Top 5 Burger Spot by Willamette Week – There will be hamburgers, chicken strips, salad, yakisoba noodles and fries to choose from. The Riverdale Foundation will be hosting Trophie’s Elephant Ears truck.
Music Tickets plus Food* are $25/Adult and $15/Child (ages 10 and under).
Music tickets only (no food) are $10/Adult and $5/Child (age 10 and under).
*All Food tickets need to be pre-purchased and will only be sold until May 21. Food will not be available for purchase at the event. You will receive a wristband if you purchase food, and will be able to order your choice of food at the event.
Riverdale’s annual Field Day event is a long-running community tradition. From the parade to all of the field events, there is something for everyone. All Riverdale students (K to 8th) are encouraged to participate. Dunthorpe residents at other schools and out-of-district siblings are also welcome.
Grab your Gunny Sacks because Field Day is Back – plus now it’s so big it is a FEST! Games, Music, Cake walk, and a good old fashioned finish to an in person year at school.
9:30am Kick Off Parade in front of the school with the route ending at the games
9:50-12:10 GAMES!!! Four Sections of Games will be going on in 25 minute increments.
Games for the kids include: Obstacle Course, Hula Hooping, Basketball ShootOut, Scooter races… Something for everyone. EVEN YOU PARENTS! Volunteer Opportunities Abound!
CAKE WALK – yes, it’s the Carnival favorite you all know and love. Donate cakes, buy tickets, and win that cake back! (Please drop cakes off at pick up June 3rd)
Food Trucks To Keep you Going as Well:
Coffee cart hosted by Kristen Kohnstamm and Laura Martin with Cascade Sotheby’s
Kona Ice Shave Ice Truck
Up N’ Smoke BBQ Food truck
***Field Day is a family and community event. Parents must supervise their children throughout the event. Please leave pets at home.***
Each year, our principals submit their wish list for a special purchase or specific need and we ask our community at auction night to raise their “paddles” to support their ask. Unlike other funds raised at auction, the money contributed by the community during the paddle raise is ear-marked for this request.
This year the PTC Paddle Raise goal is to provide much-needed technology hardware and A/V upgrades to ALL our classrooms across the district.
Our goal is to raise $86,000 — that’s $2,000 per classroom for both schools.
The fundraising for this project will:
Increase the reliability of network connectivity
Replace outdated technology
Provide every classroom with wireless projectors
Equip classrooms with streaming devices allowing access to educational content
Allow students and teachers to connect with one another seamlessly and easily
Set up our classrooms for the future
Paddle Raise Extended Until April 30
We have raised $76,000, just $10,000 short of our $86,000 goal to upgrade every classroom’s Audio/Visual capabilities — with everyone’s contribution big or small, we can ensure our kids and teachers have what they need to share, connect, and learn.
Let’s set up our high school classrooms for the future and upgrade this much needed equipment.
The $200 Senior Class Activities Fee covers the cost of the various events related to the celebration of the Class of 2022. Please pay this fee as soon as possible so that deposits can be made for facilities and rentals.
Senior Awards Reception (refreshments, class t-shirts for juniors).
Graduation All-Night Party (party venue, food, transportation).
Get ready to let your imagination grow! Our book fair will be a wonderful place full of irresistible books kids can’t wait to read so their imaginations can grow!
Volunteers needed! We are looking for parent volunteers to be friendly Book Fairies who are willing to help set up and pack up the fair, as well as parents to help sell the books during the fair. Please sign upHERE.
We have asked for high quality, award-winning books and a limited amount of toy products. That said, we’ll put out the lion’s share of the toys on Thursday morning for parents to purchase during our early-morning parent event.
Book fair dates and hours:
Monday, Apr. 11 – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Apr. 12 – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Apr. 13 – 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, Apr. 14 – 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Pastries and Coffee for parents and caregivers)
Friday, Apr. 15 – 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
All for Books has been a success and we will continue with this program, so save your spare change. This program is an easy and effective way to unite the school community and provide more books for kids and teachers. All funds collected through All for Books are used to buy more books from the book fair. Scholastic then matches those monetary donations with a donation of up to $1 million in books from The Scholastic Possible Fund, which distributes books to children in need through a variety of organizations.
On March 13, the PTC will host a fun run for families beginning at the Riverdale Grade School. Walk, jog, or run together with classmates and families and celebrate the start of Spring (rain or shine).
We will have three event options: a quarter-mile race open to Grades K-2 students; a half-mile race open to Grades 3-5 student; and a neighborhood route open to all participants, including children accompanied by adults.
The first race will start at approximately 10:00 a.m., with staggered starts for the remaining two events. Please stay after your event to cheer on others and to enjoy music, camaraderie, and coffee and smoothies from the Pacific Perks food truck.
The March AND April Full Menu / monthly ordering forms are now available at orgsonline.com. Ordering will close on February 23. This is a double month because of the timing of spring break.
As a reminder, there are two ways to order:
The Full Menu / Monthly ordering route. On this menu, you order by day and can order the rotating hot entrée, other daily entrees, salads, sandwiches, fruits and vegetables, and a variety of add on items and beverages. Ordering is done on this menu during the prior month (so now for March and April). Ordering on this menu gives you access to all of Healthy Habits Catering items AND helps us keep our costs down. With soaring food prices and increased lunch volume at the GS and the HS, we’re encouraging you to order off this menu when possible.
The Limited / Daily ordering route. On this menu, you also order by day, but the rotating hot menu item is not available. You can order up until the night before (at the GS) and up until two days out (at the HS). We encourage you to use this menu for last minute orders when needed. We may need to increase prices on this menu in the future in order to cover the increased food and labor costs associated with these orders.
*** For our High School families: Each day, there are extra smoothies, lattes, hot entrees, pizza slices, and other snacks and drinks available for purchase on site. Ordering off the online menus is still the fastest way to get your food and the only way to guarantee your selection, but we want to offer items for staff and students who just need more flexibility. These purchases must use a PIN. ***
As for payments: we ask that you settle your accounts once and only once per month. You incur fees AND we incur fees every time you pay. So, if you are ordering more than once per month, please don’t feel the need to pay every time. If you are ordering once per month, when you order is a good time to pay. Please be careful when you make your payments that you are using a valid payment method; we do need to charge a $25 fee for returned payments. If you have any questions about ordering, please let me know. If you have any questions about menu items or ingredients, please contact Shelly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
School counseling programs help to increase student achievement and provide a much-needed resource for students, parents, teachers and administrators. School counselors are integral to student success. They enhance students’ academic, career and social/emotional development, and work with teachers and other educators to help students realize their potential.
Riverdale is fortunate to have a talented counseling staff, and we would like to recognize them and send them our gratitude during National School Counseling Week.
Thank you to the RSD staff responsible for advising and guiding our students, especially Heather Johnston, Megan Lenard, and Abby Rotwein.
On March 13, 2022, the PTC will host a fun run for families beginning at the Riverdale Grade School. Walk, jog, or run together with classmates and families and celebrate the start of Spring (rain or shine). Both high school and grade school families are invited to participate.
We will have two routes and three runs: K-2 students are invited to run a half-mile (2 laps) around the RGS track; K-4 students are invited to run a mile (4 laps) around the RGS track; and everyone is invited to run a route through the neighborhood. Events will have staggered start times, with the first event starting at 10am. Younger children tackling the longer route will need to be accompanied by an adult.